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Spit Soup and Poop Crackers in the Yucatan — By Jennifer Shipp
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Spit Soup and Poop Crackers in the Yucatan — By Jennifer Shipp

On Wednesday we were robbed. We had to rent a car to cart around our things while we were getting new passports and of course the car we ended up with was the same P.O.S. Chevy that we had stuffed ourselves into over the weekend to go visit the family that had lost everything in a fire in Yaxachen. As we sat in a traffic jam in downtown Merida, stuffed into that tiny car again while trying in vain to find ...
Ruined Part II: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp
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Ruined Part II: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp

We had driven for three hours to try to find the Cauich family whose house had burned down while they were out on a posada in Yaxachen, Yucatan. We had decided to give them some money, roughly the amount we would spend on a fun weekend “out” in the United States since our trip to the destination was both entertaining as well as educational. The newspaper article that inspired the trip didn’t show “before” ...
Ruined Part I: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp
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Ruined Part I: In Search of a Family in Yaxachen — By Jennifer Shipp



We’ve seen Chichen Itza and Uxmal. We’ve even been to Palenque. We saw so many ruins in the Yucatan last year that it’s hard to remember which one was which.  Every morning we go jogging along the beach in Progreso. We’ve had plenty of sun and sand. We were going to go get SCUBA certified until Lydian caught an awful cold on this trip. So last weekend we had to be creative to come up ...
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